Perth witnessed many Malayalee Catholic families migrating from India and other various parts of the world at least since 1970s. It included Catholics of various rites, including Syro-Malabar rite. They integrated themselves into their respective Suburbian parishes. As Malayalee priests of Syro-Malabar parentage migrated to Perth, they offered Qurbana in the Syro Malabar Liturgy, on a voluntary basis on mutual demand, as an inherent expression of love and fellowship. By 2008, this progressed to Qurbana being celebrated once in a school term, quarter. This formed the basis for the organised gatherings as prayer communities in different localities. There was a significant increase in the arrival of Syro-Malabar families to Perth, from 2008.Read More
Bishop Bosco was born on 28 May 1946 at Parappur, in the archdiocese of Trichur, Kerala. He hails from a deeply religious Catholic family. The closeness of the family with the parish church was instrumental indiscerning his call to priesthood. After his school studies, he joined the minor seminary of the archdiocese (1962-64), and the major seminary at Alwaye in 1964. But after a year he was chosen to be sent to Rome for completing his studies in philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Urban University (1965-71). He was ordained a priest on 27 March 1971 in Rome...Read More
Welcome to the website of St. Joseph Syro-Malabar Parish Perth!
The St. Joseph Syro-Malabar Parish Perth is a vibrant and young Catholic community under the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle, Melbourne. This Syro-Malabar community has been very active and growing in and around Perth for the past ten years. We aim to be a community living out the gospel message in all what we do. Through the different areas of ministry we are trying to enrich the faith of our community and to witness the gospel values in the society around us. I invite you all to explore this website to know more about the parish community and the various ministries in which you can get involved. Thank you!
Fr. Anish James VC,